Land Disturbance & Site Development

The city follows state and federal mandates in regulating construction sites to ensure all sediment remains onsite. The Storm water Engineering Division is currently implementing a comprehensive land disturbance permit program, including the revision of erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices standards and requirements. Also below is a link to the State's construction permitting program.

Generally, a LDP permit (Land Disturbance permit) is required for all sites disturbing one acre or more, or sites that disturb less than one acre when part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will disturb a cumulative total of one or more acres over the life of the project. However, all land disturbers are required to comply with the City Code regardless of the size of the land disturbance. The owner is ultimately responsible for the compliance of their site.

Land Disturbance Permit fees are based on size and described in the table, below. LDP Permits can be applied and paid for online through our Citizen Self Serve Portal (CSS).  Visit the Self Service Portal Instruction Page  for answers to the most commonly asked questions. 

LDP Application (Fill site included)
Less than (1) acre$250.00
1 to 4.99 acres$600.00 
5 to 19.99 acres$850.00
20 to 49.99 acres$1,250.00
50 to 149.99 acres$4,000.00
150+ acres$10,000.00

Application for Land Disturbance Permit

Contact the City's Engineering Department for assistance with this process. After the application for permit, and prior to issuance of the LDP, contact the Engineering Department to schedule a preconstruction meeting:

Engineering Department
Attn: Land Disturbance Permitting
132 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066

Necessary Information

Before scheduling a preconstruction meeting, the following is needed:

  • Evidence of Planning Commission approval of development plans
  • Site development plans and drainage calculations approved by engineering Department
  • SWPPP - Contact Gallatin Department of Engineering for a preconstruction checklist, which includes the following:
    • Narrative
    • Grading Plans (initial and final)
    • EPSC Plans and BMP details
  • Drainage calculations
  • Copy of TDEC Notice of Intent under the TNCGP
  • Land Disturbance Permit application and approval
  • Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Plan
  • Approved permits from all Local, State, and Federal Regulartory agencies where applicable. 
  • Submittal of any required Letter of Credit or surety bond as required by City Departmental offices.


City staff need the above materials at least one week (five working days) prior to the desired meeting date. In addition to the general contractor, the EPSC specialist will need to be present at the pre-construction meeting.

  1. Engineering

    Physical Address
    633 Long Hollow Pike
    Gallatin, TN 37066

    Mailing Address
    132 West Main Street
    Gallatin, TN 37066

    Fax: 615-452-0348

  2. Lance Wagner

    Assistant City Engineer - Stormwater

  3. Kourtney Hopkins

    Stormwater Coordinator

  4. Rick Roark

    Stormwater Technician

  5. Denise Brown

    Administrative Assistant

  6. Glenda Troutt

    Engineering Coordinator